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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

To discuss me becoming Uncle ARS Chase

It may have been a few weeks early than expected, it may have come in the wee hours of the morning, and it may have caught everyone by surprise, but Paula Abdul has been named Simon Cowell's replacement on Amer...

Wait, that's later.

The real announcement: I'm a freaking uncle.


Baby Jonathan weighs a little less than five pounds and is doing just fine, thank you. In comparison, I weighed almost 10 pounds when I was born, a fact my mother reminds me of like it's my fault she didn't switch me off an all-carb interwomb diet.

My sister, who is also doing just fine, thank you, had him early this morning, a few weeks earlier than the planned C-section. Sometimes, babies just get bored and want to come out, likely because they only get like 10 channels and no WiFi in there.

So first thing this morning I went down to the hospital to meet my nephew. As he is the first baby for the three siblings (sister, brother and me), it's extra special. All subsequent babies will be like the 98 Degrees to his Backstreet Boys.

I hope I can be a good uncle, and have already chosen as my model Uncle Phil from "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," minus the mansion and penchant for throwing always-troublesome best friends out the front door.

But if there's another famous uncle I should learn from, please let me know. No Uncle Scrooge McDucks, Uncle Sams or Uncle Kracker.

16 comments:

Tara said...

Alright, for real? That is one cute baby. You heard it here first.

kisatrtle said...

he is sooo sweet. Congrats to your entire family.

Amy xxoo said...

Congrats to the family Shaw ( and, you know, your sister and her husband and whatnot )!
You strike me as more the Uncle Joey from " Full House " ... you dont have the hair to be Uncle Jesse.

The Daring Domesticate said...

Congrats to the proud Uncle! If you really want to be creepy you could be like Uncle Fester.

(Just throwing that out there!)

lbluca77 said...

Aaaww he is so cute, congrats to you and your family.

Do you watch Weeds? There is an Uncle Andy on that. Although he really only taught his nephews how to smoke pot and masturbate, but really those are important things to know.

The Daring Domesticate said...

I also wanted to tell you that I really enjoy reading your blog full of crazy anecdotes and I wanted to give you an award. Go look at my blog to get your award.:)

P said...

Congrats!!!

Oh, and if it's any consolation, I was a heavy baby as well, I believe.

Herding Cats said...

Congratulations to you and your family! Uncle Andy - how cute is that?

L.C.T. said...

This is such a cool post on so many levels :)

Andy said...

Thanks for all the well wishes everyone. I'll give you updates as they come.

Kellie said...

Congrats! I am SO jealous. I wish my Nugget would have come out early. Instead she seems comfy in there still and kicking the shit out of me.

FunnyGal KAT said...

Congratulations, Uncle Andy! I have a few weeks before I find out what it's like being a parent, but I can say from experience that I love being Aunt Busty to my two nephews and one niece (what? not everyone has their nieces and nephews refer to them by their porn name?) The best part: being able to play with them when they're in good moods and not having to be the one awake with them until 3 a.m. when they're sick.

spleeness said...

Congratulations!! The baby looks absolutely adorable, as do you holding him. My brain is one big giant "awwww" lobe now.

Sam_I_am said...

I've been an aunt for 16 years and it's pretty cool. Until they hit about 16. Scratch that, 13, but right now, they are freakin' awesome! :-) Congrats!

Jenners said...

One of my brothers (the one without kids of his own) is the Fun Uncle (Funcle) and is worshipped by all the nephews and nieces. It is annoying to us parents ... he waltzes in and he is worshipped. But I suspect it is a good thing to be.

Congrats to you and your sister. Though why I'm congratulating you I don't really know.

Mindy said...

Congrats!!! Becoming an aunt was just about the most awesome thing ever. It'll be fun spoiling the little one!

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